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To celebrate The Animation Blog’s upcoming 4th birthday, we’re giving away three copies of Shaun Tan‘s Lost & Found. The book includes three stories: The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, and The Rabbits. These stories have never been widely available in the U.S., until now. All three stories are presented in their entirety with new artwork and author’s notes. The book goes on sale March 1, 2011 (the same day as TAB’s birthday).
How to Enter: The book is very imaginative and evokes feelings of wonder. So, if you’d like to win one of the three copies, you’re going to have to use your imagination. To enter, email theanimationblog at gmail.com with the subject heading “Lost & Found” and in the body of the email write a short story or poem of 300 words or less. I will then pick the three best entries on March 8, 2011. Good luck! Note: Open to United States residents only.
The Klutz Book of Animation: Anybody with a computer, camera, internet connection and a little bit of creativity can create animated films for the masses. The Klutz Book of Animation is a how-to-guide for this art form. Step-by-step instructions show you how to create a variety of different classic stop motion special effects.
The Animation Blog is giving away three copies of the book to three lucky readers. All you have to do is email theanimationblog at gmail.com with the subject line “Klutz Book Giveaway” and we’ll randomly select three winners. You have until October 11, 2010 at 11:59PM Eastern time to enter. The winners will then have 48 hours to reply with their mailing address. If a winner does not respond on time, another winner will be randomly chosen.
Note: Giveaway is only open to United States residents.
Check out some sample animations after the break.
This month, Chronicle Books releases The Art of Pixar Short Films which goes behind the scenes of the small films that helped Pixar become an animation fan favorite. Many look forward to seeing these shorts when they accompany Pixar’s feature-length films in the theaters.
Author Amid Amidi, also author of Cartoon Modern and co-founder of Cartoon Brew, has written up a blog post over at Chronicle Books Blog with behind the scenes trivia that he discovered while writing the book. When you’re done with the list, enter their contest to win a copy of the book and a copy of the Disney DVD, “Pixar Short Films Collection, Vol. 1”
Two new books are now available for pre-order on Amazon. They are: The Art of Up and The Art of Pixar Short Films. Below are the covers for each book. Click on the images to be taken to the Amazon pages where you can pre-order them at the discounted price.
JimHillMedia has very nice feature up that highlights some early Ratatouille art that is featured in the book, “The Art of Ratatouille”.
“It is one of the more intriguing aspects of the production history of Pixar’s latest, “Ratatouille.” The fact that this animated feature started off with one director, Jan Pinkava, and then wound up being completed by yet another director, Brad Bird. So why exactly did that happen? More importantly, what would Jan Pinkava’s version of “Ratatouille” have been like?” Find out by clicking here.